Robert Tombs asked at yesterday evening’s meeting if Tony Blair, Ken Clarke and Peter Mandelson really want us to enter a United States of Europe.
Posts Tagged: Federalism
Daniel Kawczynski: After we escape the EU, we must help other countries to protect their sovereignty from Brussels
That means defending NATO from encroachment by an EU army, and supporting Central and Eastern European countries in staying out of the Euro.
Most of the powers involved in ordering the Single Market are technical and trivial-seeming, but supporters of Section 11 of the Withdrawal Bill see danger ahead.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
Also: Jones calls for grand council to create a federalist vision for Labour, and Government rebuffs Irish leader over Ulster comments.
Alex Morton: May needs an election soon and a big win, which pledging an English Parliament can deliver her
The Labour Party created an asymmetrical and unfair constitutional settlement. Brexit will exacerbate it.
The true believer whose appointment to represent the European Parliament in the Brexit negotiations is “an act of war”.
Ruth Davidson is a strong and consistent leader – as the SNP start to make mistakes, new votes are up for grabs.
As Cameron’s renegotiotion looms, the Eurocrats no longer know where they are going, and grapple instead with the refugee crisis.
The UK is by far the most centralised nation in the G7.
Whatever the outcome now, the flames of nationalism will be fanned amongst EU member countries – the very opposite of what was intended.
To prevent the strain on the UK from reaching breaking point, Cameron needs to make a big, open comprehensive – and federal – offer.